Role with the AFRP:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant Habitat Restoration Coordinator for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, San Joaquin Basin, and lower Sacramento River tributaries.


Sacramento River Basin


M.S. Fisheries Biology (2007) Iowa State University. Thesis: Assessment of the interrelationships between fish population dynamics and limnological characteristics of 132 Iowa lakes.

B.S. Zoology, Fisheries and Wildlife (2003) North Dakota State University.

B.S. Natural Resources Management (2003) North Dakota State University.

Previous Experience:

2004, 2005 – Natural Resources Aide, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Boone and Spirit Lake, IA. Assisted development of Historical Lake Management Database, muskellunge and walleye population dynamics and tag retention research studies, and shallow lakes renovations based upon alternative stable states hypotheses.

2000, 2001, 2002 – Seasonal Fisheries Aide, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Riverdale, ND. Assisted biologists with fisheries research and management projects on the Missouri River (including lakes Sakakawea and Oahe) and central North Dakota lakes.

Selected Projects and Publications:

Jackson, Z. J., M. C. Quist and J. G. Larscheid. In press. Growth standards for nine North American fish species. Fisheries Management and Ecology.

Schultz, R. D., Z. J. Jackson, and M. C. Quist. In press. Sport fish potential of black crappie, bluegill, and largemouth bass in Iowa impoundments: relating impoundment morphometry and water quality. Reservoir symposium: balancing fisheries management and water uses for impounded river systems. American Fisheries Society, Southern Division, Reservoir Committee, Bethesda, Maryland.

Jackson, Z. J., M. C. Quist, J. G. Larscheid, E. C. Thelen, and M. J. Hawkins. 2007. Precision of scales and dorsal spines for estimating age of common carp. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22:231-239.

Quist, M. C., Z. J. Jackson, M. R. Bower, and W. A. Hubert. 2007. Precision of hard structures used to estimate age of riverine catostomids and cyprinids in the upper Colorado River basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:643-649.

Other Interests:

Hunting, fishing, camping, scuba diving, skiing, landscape and wildlife photography, and building self bows.

Contact Information:

Zachary Jackson
4001 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA, CA 95205
(209) 334-2968 ext. 408
Email: zachary_jackson [just add]